Earth Speaks Out!

Earth Speaks Out!

EARTH SPEAKS OUT

And it’s all NEW and VEGAN ….

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   In MEMORIAL – 69 YEARS LATER

Please read the little cartoon carefully – it is powerful. Then read the comments at the end.
I’m doing my small part by forwarding this message. I hope you’ll consider doing the same.

In Memorial

Remember the holocaust.

Remember

Remember the holocaust.
The Holocaust

It is now 69 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 Million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated.
Now, more than ever, it’s imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because there are others who would like to do it again.

via (3153 unread) – jillgatsby – Yahoo Mail.

Are SLAVES FISHING FOR YOUR FOOD? IT’S TIME TO HUMAN UP!

FeaturedAre SLAVES FISHING FOR YOUR FOOD?  IT’S TIME TO HUMAN UP!

via AP Investigation: Slavery Taints Global Supply of Seafood.

Slaves forces to fish for Americans FOOD
Time to human up and start REALLY knowing WHERE your food comes from and who was tortured and/or killed to get it! Karma is a bitch and so will be the human race if you don’t clean up your act already!

Thai and Burmese fishing boat workers sit inside a cell at the compound of a fishing company in Benjina, Indonesia. The imprisoned men were considered slaves who might run away. They said they lived on a few bites of rice and curry a day in a space barely big enough to lie down, stuck until the next trawler forces them back to sea. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

It’s time to claim responsibility – You’ve seen this and read it so now you are responsible to find out WHERE your fish came from and who was FORCED to get it for you – as as SLAVE – and if this is the case – Boycott ANY STORE in America or anywhere else in the world buying this crap from cruel monsters over in Indonesia,

No one should be a slave – not an human, an animal – no one.  And this is just sickening and unacceptable.

It’s time for human beings to stand up for the rights of others and protect them.

As we care for our least – This is the mark of our evolution in humanity.

If you want to take action – write or call these scum bags and tell them to stop supporting this sort of debauchery.

AP Investigation: Slavery Taints Global Supply of Seafood

Thai and Burmese fishing boat workers sit inside a cell at the compound of a fishing company in Benjina, Indonesia. The imprisoned men were considered slaves who might run away. They said they lived on a few bites of rice and curry a day in a space barely big enough to lie down, stuck until the next trawler forces them back to sea. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

BENJINA, Indonesia (AP) — The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home.
Just a few yards away, other workers loaded cargo ships with slave-caught seafood that clouds the supply networks of major supermarkets, restaurants and even pet stores in the United States.
Here, in the Indonesian island village of Benjina and the surrounding waters, hundreds of trapped men represent one of the most desperate links criss-crossing between companies and countries in the seafood industry. This intricate web of connections separates the fish we eat from the men who catch it, and obscures a brutal truth: Your seafood may come from slaves.
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EDITOR’S NOTE: The Associated Press notified the International Organization for Migration about men in this story, who were then moved out of Benjina by police for their safety. Hundreds of slaves remain on the island, and five other men were in the cage this week.
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The men The Associated Press spoke to on Benjina were mostly from Myanmar, also known as Burma, one of the poorest countries in the world. They were brought to Indonesia through Thailand and forced to fish. Their catch was shipped back to Thailand, and then entered the global commerce stream.
Tainted fish can wind up in the supply chains of some of America’s major grocery stores, such as Kroger, Albertsons and Safeway; the nation’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart; and the biggest food distributor, Sysco. It can find its way into the supply chains of some of the most popular brands of canned pet food, including Fancy Feast, Meow Mix and Iams. It can turn up as calamari at fine dining restaurants, as imitation crab in a California sushi roll or as packages of frozen snapper relabeled with store brands that land on our dinner tables.
In a year-long investigation, the AP interviewed more than 40 current and former slaves in Benjina. The AP documented the journey of a single large shipment of slave-caught seafood from the Indonesian village, including squid, snapper, grouper and shrimp, and tracked it by satellite to a gritty Thai harbor. Upon its arrival, AP journalists followed trucks that loaded and drove the seafood over four nights to dozens of factories, cold storage plants and the country’s biggest fish market.
Some fishermen, risking their lives, begged the reporters for help.
“I want to go home. We all do,” one Burmese slave called out over the side of his boat, a cry repeated by many men. “Our parents haven’t heard from us for a long time, I’m sure they think we are dead.”
Their catch mixes in with other fish at numerous sites in Thailand, including processing plants. U.S. Customs records show that several of those Thai factories ship to America. They also ship to Europe and Asia, but the AP traced shipments to the U.S., where trade records are public.

Workers in Benjina, Indonesia, load fish onto a cargo ship bound for Thailand. Seafood caught by slaves mixes in with other fish at a number of sites in Thailand, including processing plants. U.S. Customs records show that several of those Thai factories ship to the United States. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
The major corporations identified by AP declined interviews but issued statements that strongly condemned labor abuses; many described their work with human rights groups to hold subcontractors accountable.
National Fisheries Institute spokesman Gavin Gibbons, speaking on behalf of 300 U.S. seafood firms that make up 75 percent of the industry, said his members are troubled by the findings.
“It’s not only disturbing, it’s disheartening because our companies have zero tolerance for labor abuses,” he said. “These type of things flourish in the shadows.”
The slaves interviewed by the AP described 20- to 22-hour shifts and unclean drinking water. Almost all said they were kicked, beaten or whipped with toxic stingray tails if they complained or tried to rest. They were paid little or nothing.
Runaway Hlaing Min said many died at sea.

“If Americans and Europeans are eating this fish, they should remember us. There must be a mountain of bones under the sea,” he said. “The bones of the people could be an island, it’s that many.”

The small harbor in the village is occupied by Pusaka Benjina Resources, whose five-story office compound includes the cage with the slaves. The company is the only fishing operation on Benjina officially registered in Indonesia, and is listed as the owner of more than 90 trawlers. However, the captains are Thai, and the Indonesian government is reviewing to see if the boats are really Thai-owned. Pusaka Benjina did not respond to phone calls and a letter, and did not speak to a reporter who waited for two hours in the company’s Jakarta office.
At the Benjina port, the AP interviewed slaves from a dozen fishing vessels offloading their catch into a large refrigerated cargo ship, the Silver Sea Line.
The ship belonged to the Silver Sea Reefer Co., which is registered in Thailand and has at least nine refrigerated cargo boats. The company said it is not involved with the fishermen.

Workers in Benjina, Indonesia, load fish onto a cargo ship bound for Thailand. Seafood caught by slaves mixes in with other fish at a number of sites in Thailand, including processing plants. U.S. Customs records show that several of those Thai factories ship to the United States. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
“We only carry the shipment and we are hired in general by clients,” said company owner Panya Luangsomboon. “We’re separated from the fishing boats.”
The AP followed that ship, using satellite tracking over 15 days to Samut Sakhon, Thailand, and journalists watched as workers packed the seafood over four nights onto more than 150 trucks, following deliveries to factories around the city.
Inside those plants, representatives told AP journalists that they sold seafood to other Thai processors and distributors. U.S. Customs bills of lading identify specific shipments from those plants to American firms, including well-known brand names.
For example, one truck bore the name and bird logo of Kingfisher Holdings Ltd., which supplies frozen and canned seafood around the world. Another truck went to Mahachai Marine Foods Co., a cold storage business that also supplies Kingfisher, according to Kawin Ngernanek, whose family runs it.
“Yes, yes, yes, yes,” said Kawin, who also serves as spokesman for the Thai Overseas Fisheries Association. “Kingfisher buys several types of products.”
When later asked about abusive labor practices, Kawin was not available. Instead, Mahachai Marine Foods manager Narongdet Prasertsri responded: “I have no idea about it at all.” Kingfisher did not answer repeated requests for comment.
Every month, Kingfisher and its subsidiary KF Foods Ltd. sends about 100 metric tons of seafood from Thailand to America, according to U.S. Customs records. These shipments have gone to Stavis Seafoods, a Boston-based Sysco supplier, and other distributors.

“The truth is, these are the kind of things that keep you up at night,” said CEO Richard Stavis, who grandfather started the company. He said his business visits international processors, requires notarized certification of legal practices and uses third-party audits.

“There are companies like ours that care and are working as hard as they can,” he said.

Slaves from Myanmar lean over the deck of their fishing trawler at the port in Benjina, Indonesia. “I want to go home. We all do,” one man called out in Burmese, a cry repeated by others. “Our parents haven’t heard from us for a long time. I’m sure they think we are dead.” (AP Photo/APTN)
A similar pattern repeats itself with other companies and shipments.
The AP followed another truck to Niwat Co., where part owner Prasert Luangsomboon said the company sells to Thai Union Manufacturing. Weeks later, when confronted about forced labor in their supply chain, Niwat referred several requests for comment to Luangsomboon, who could not be reached for further comment.
Thai Union Manufacturing Co. is a subsidiary of Thai Union Frozen Products PCL., Thailand’s largest seafood corporation, with $3.5 billion in annual sales. This parent company, known simply as Thai Union, owns Chicken of the Sea and is buying Bumble Bee, although the AP did not observe any tuna fisheries.
Thai Union says its direct clients include Wal-Mart – (How SHOCKING!) , and ships thousands of cans of cat food to the U.S. every month, including household brands like Fancy Feast, Meow Mix and Iams. These end up on shelves of major grocery chains, such as Kroger, Safeway and Albertsons, as well as pet stores. Again, however, it’s impossible to tell if a particular can of cat food might have slave-caught seafood.

Treehouse Apartment Building The Way It Should Be!

FeaturedTreehouse Apartment Building The Way It Should Be!

via Mega-Treehouse is an Entire Apartment Building.

25 Verde is just amazing folks and I think you’ll agree.  I can only say that #YourtMutha is quite pleased with this new apartment building that was recently erected in Turnin, Italy.

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Let’s just say it; The Italians have a certain class that America could do well to imitate here.  Talk about bringing the green to the gate.  This stunning apartment building boasts 150 Mature Trees and another 40 down in the courtyard.

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The 63 Unit Complex creates a unique way a living that cools down the place in the summer and keeps clean fresh air circulating at all times.  Tree can do that, you know?  It’s an amazing thing that EARTH created on her – and I’d say it’s a grand little miracle myself.

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And if this apartment building isn’t enough to inspire you to go green check out these gorgeous little tree houses.  Earth knows I’d do anything to live in one of these beauties!

Enjoy, pass it on and peace out!
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This building even harvests and collects rainwater and uses it to feed the plants and trees that garnish it.  It’s an eco friendly dream come true and Earth and her personal dummy (that would be me) have never been so proud of the human race!  You’ve really done it this time, folks.  Now keep these coming.  We only need about 1/2 Billion more and we should be good to go.

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EARTH RECOMMENDS BAMBOO TOILET PAPER FOR YOUR BUTTOCKS!

FeaturedEARTH RECOMMENDS BAMBOO TOILET PAPER FOR YOUR BUTTOCKS!

via EARTH RECOMMENDS BAMBOO TOILET PAPER FOR YOUR BUTTOCKS! – YouTube.

Earth’s personal dummy is reporting LIVE on toilet paper this morning so get the recycled stuff or get bamboo toilet paper, because after all the fracking we’ve done to #yourmutha why shouldn’t your butt be sore too?

Sell Your Crap, Pay Off Your Debt, And Do What You Love! This Makes It All Possible! | The Mind Unleashed

Sell Your Crap, Pay Off Your Debt, And Do What You Love! This Makes It All Possible! | The Mind Unleashed

via Sell Your Crap, Pay Off Your Debt, And Do What You Love! This Makes It All Possible! | The Mind Unleashed.

This article is so perfect and genius!  You must click to see it’s entirety.  It’s amazing!

I am ready to move in.

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